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The Sunday night blues hit me hard this week! Baking usually helps improve my mood so I looked through my grandma’s cookbook. It has become one of my favorite books to read. I always find a new recipe that I didn’t notice before. Today it was Peanut Butter Bread.
Have you ever heard of Peanut Butter Bread? I had not. I have had peanut butter cookies, peanut butter sandwiches, and even peanut butter with celery, but not peanut butter bread. Peanut butter is one of my favorite flavors so I knew I had to try it.
The ingredients are quite common so I didn’t have to go buy anything, which is always a plus. It was even better because I was already in my pajamas and not about to go out.
The recipe was quick and easy to make. I only had to dirty one bowl and it took less than 10 minutes to prepare. The messiest part was mixing the peanut butter in by hand.
Ingredients You Will Need
- Baking Powder
- Peanut Butter
Equipment You May Need
- Loaf Pan
- Flour Sifter
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Mixing Bowl
- Wooden Spoon
- Cooling Rack
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I store peanut butter bread to keep it fresh? Store your peanut butter bread in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. It can be kept at room temperature for a few days, or in the refrigerator for longer freshness.
Why did my peanut butter bread turn out dry and crumbly? Overbaking or using too much flour can lead to dry and crumbly peanut butter bread. Ensure you follow the recommended baking time and measure your flour accurately.
Can I make this bread in a bread machine? Most likely, yes, if you adapt the ingredients and follow your bread machine’s instructions for quick bread recipes.
How do I know when the bread is done baking? Insert a toothpick into the center; if it comes out clean or with a few crumbs, the bread is done. Be careful not to overbake, as it can become dry.
Can I freeze peanut butter bread? Yes, you can freeze peanut butter bread by wrapping it in plastic wrap and placing it in an airtight container or freezer bag. Thaw it at room temperature when you’re ready to enjoy it again.
Substitutes and Variations
Nut Butter: While peanut butter is traditional, you can experiment with other nut or seed butters like almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter.
Add-Ins: Customize your peanut butter bread by adding chocolate chips, chopped nuts, dried fruit, or even shredded coconut for added flavor and texture.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread: Add cocoa powder or chocolate chips to the batter for a chocolate twist on classic peanut butter bread.
Banana Peanut Butter Bread: Combine mashed ripe bananas with peanut butter for a delicious and moist banana-peanut butter bread.
Glazed Peanut Butter Bread: Drizzle a simple glaze made from powdered sugar and water on top of the bread for extra sweetness.
Crunchy Topping: Sprinkle chopped peanuts, oats, or a streusel topping on your bread before baking for added crunch.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Bread: Combine peanut butter with chocolate chips for a delectable combination of sweet and nutty flavors.
Other Recipes You May Enjoy
If you like Peanut Butter Bread, you might also like my Easy Pumpkin Bread or my Cinnamon Raisin Bread. For something a bit different, try this Pineapple Bread. This Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread is also delicious.
As soon as it was cooled enough to eat, Hubby and I tried a piece. It did not disappoint. The bread was not as sweet as I was expecting, but it was still very good. For the second piece, we added homemade raspberry jam. It was like eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!
Have you ever heard of peanut butter bread? If you make this recipe, let me know! I want to hear what you think!
Peanut Butter Bread
- 2 Cups Flour
- 4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Milk
- ⅔ Cup Peanut Butter
- Preheat oven to 420 degrees.
- Grease a loaf pan, set aside
- Sift flour, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. If you don't have a sifter, use a whisk.
- Stir in sugar.
- Add peanut butter, working it into the dry ingredients with your fingers.
- Once thoroughly combined, add milk. Stir lightly, but thoroughly.
- Pour into greased loaf pan.
- Bake at 420 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
- Yield: 1 loaf
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